Architectural Engineering Technology - Civil Focus Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

CV 191 AutoCAD Land Desktop 3-0-3
This course is an introduction to the use of computer aided drawing and design software (CAD) for the civil engineering discipline. Areas of application of the software within engineering include the use of projects, Prototypes, Point Labeling, and Digital Terrain Modeling. A basic introduction to the elements of roadway design will also be covered, including horizontal and vertical alignments, profiles and cross sections. (Prerequisite: AR 101 or permission of department head of Architectural Engineering Technology)

CV 192 AutoCAD Civil 3D 3-0-3
This course explores how AutoCAD® Civil 3D software works in concert with AutoCAD Land Desktop software. The specific areas covered in this class include an in-depth coverage of the roadway design and site grading tools as well as the tools available to automate the drafting of pipe runs. The access to centralized project data through AutoCAD® Land Desktop enables students to effectively utilize the civil engineering add-on for generating drawings for a project. (Prerequisite: CV 191 or permission of department head of Architectural Engineering Technology)

CV 193 AutoCAD Map 3D 3-0-3
This course introduces students to AutoCAD® Map 3D software. It offers a varied range of functionality, including powerful drawing management tools, drawing clean-up capabilities, topology creation and analysis, and GIS linking of drawing objects to internal or external databases. It also provides an interface to field surveying instruments through which field work is downloaded to produce point, symbols and linework in an AutoCAD® drawing environment. (Prerequisite: CV 192 or permission of department head of Architectural Engineering Technology)

CV 201 Civil CAD 2-2-3
This course is an introduction to the use of computer aided drawing and design software for the civil engineering discipline. Areas of application of the software within engineering include mapping, topography, site development, and subdivision. Within the field of highway design the student applies civil design software to detail roadway alignment and create final drawings of plan, profile and cross section. Laboratory time is typically for the student to generate designs and drawings with the support of the instructor. (Prerequisites: AR 104, or permission of department head of Architectural Engineering Technology)

CV 202 Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design 2-2-3
This course deals with the fundamentals of soil mechanics. Topics covered include moisture-density relations, mechanical and chemical gradation properties, basic shear strength theory, permeability and compression. Lecture topics will be supplemented by field observations and lab work. Upon completion of this course, students will understand the essential elements of soil mechanics theory such that it may parlay into practical applications. (Prerequisites: AR 150 and CV 220 or permission of the department head)

CV 220 Surveying 2-3-3
A course to familiarize students with the equipment, procedures, and methodology of modern surveying practice. Includes measurement of distance, elevation, angle, and direction "in the field" with both manual and electronic equipment. The methods of topographic, construction, and route surveying are also studied. Lastly, the student is taught to use software programs to aid in data collection, manipulation and map making. (Prerequisite: MT 124)

CV 235 Reinforced Concrete Design 2-3-3
To learn the fundamentals of design and analysis of steel reinforced concrete structures including beams, floor and roof slab systems, columns, foundation footings, and structural walls. Design sketches, based on calculations and in accordance with the latest American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building Code Requirements, are prepared. Also a major laboratory project including designing, building and testing reinforced concrete beam is done by student teams. (Prerequisite: CV 240)

CV 240 Timber and Steel Design 3-2-4
The study of structural steel and timber members that involves the design and analysis of beams with regard to bending, shear, and deflection. Columns are studied with respect to axial and eccentric loading. Miscellaneous structural elements such as beam bearing plates, column base plates, and welded and bolted connections are also designed. The student is taught first to make calculations manually, then with the aid of computer software. The laboratory time ( 2 hours per week ) is dedicated to a variety of activities where the student is fully involved not only in the design and analysis, but also in the construction and testing of timber and steel beams, columns, connections, bracing systems, load packages and simple frames. Finally, the observations and results are documented through calculations, drawings, photos and CAD. (Prerequisite: AR 120 and AR 150)

CV 245 Hydrology/Drainage Design 3-0-3
This is an entry-level course that will teach students the basics of stormwater drainage. They will learn how to delineate a watershed, apply runoff calculations to the watershed, and determine peak design flows. These design flows will then be used to instruct students in the basics of hydraulics as it pertains to stormwater flow. They will learn how storm drainage systems are planned and what components make up a drainage system. They will leave the course understanding stormwater flow in culverts, how to determine if a culvert is flowing with inlet or outlet control, and how to use nomographs in the selection of a particular culvert. Students will apply this knowledge to basic open channel flow and learn about erosion and sediment control. (Prerequisite: CV 220 with a grade of “C” or higher)

CV 297 Highway Design 3-2-4
This course focuses on the highway design process, beginning with transportation requirements and soil mechanics and continuing with highway location, site planning, geometric design and pavement design. The knowledge gained equips students for project work. The course culminates with students' preparation (using CAD) and presentation of final engineering drawings of a section of roadway. This project is evaluated with respect to alignment, safety, aesthetic impact, construction cost and professional quality. Labs will involve the use of a soil testing lab and visits to nearby road construction sites will be scheduled. (Prerequisite: CV 220)

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